New Book Launch: Revolutionary Optimism: 7 Steps for Living as a Love-Centered Activist

Authored by Rabbi Dr. Paul Zeitz, Founder of #unify Movements and a member of Rabbis for Ceasefire

WASHINGTONMay 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In his new handbook, Revolutionary Optimism: 7 Steps for Living as a Love-Centered Activist, Dr. Zeitz shares stories, wisdom, and practices for your personal growth and our collective liberation.  Revolutionary Optimism is available to help you explore your life’s purpose and how to take love-centered actions with any group of friends, families, co-workers, spiritual communities, schools, civic groups, etc.

On Revolutionary Optimism, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) states:  “Certain periods in human history call for the revolutionary transformation of our social, economic, and political systems.  I believe  this is one of those times. Individuals seeking pathways to channel anger and frustration into love-centered activism are at the center of every justice-centered movement.

Revolutionary Optimism: 7 Steps for Living as a Love-Centered Activist is a sacred storehouse of wisdom destined to serve all of us on our journeys.  As torchbearers of love seeking illumination, we can draw upon the insights and principles of this book, discovering an indispensable roadmap for personal and global liberation: a clear, step-by-step guide—a timely remedy for the challenges confronting our world.”

On the War in Israel/Palestine, Rabbi Dr. Zeitz states:   “As Revolutionary Optimists, we must face the painful root cause of this intractable conflict—a tsunami of trauma, hate, and fear–that is drowning a sense of the common humanity of two peoples living on one land.  We must rise to spark a peaceful revolution to end this tragic violent war with a permanent ceasefire.  Peacemakers from all sides of this conflict can then manifest a new vision of peaceful co-existence, where people can build trust, heal, repair, and co-create a new reality.  We must ensure that peaceful protestors are met with a peaceful non-violent response by the police and military forces.”

About Rabbi Dr. Paul Zeitz: Rabbi Dr. Paul Zeitz is a preventive medicine physician, rabbi, epidemiologist, author, and award-winning champion of global justice and human rights. He has been on the front lines of the call for a permanent ceasefire in the Israel / Gaza War.  Last week, Dr. Zeitz joined Rabbis for Ceasefire  as they attempted to bring food aid into Gaza on April 26th at the Israel/Gaza Erez border crossing point. 

Ordained by Rabbi Shefa Gold as a Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs) Rabbi in 2023, Dr. Zeitz has worked for decades as a love-centered policy expert and activist working to build justice movements to end global AIDS, COVID-19, and other pandemic threats, fighting the climate emergency, ending childhood sexual violence, and achieving racial and gender equity, reparative justice, constitutional renewal, and sustainable development.

Zeitz is the founder of, a movement-building platform dedicated to catalyzing new, social, economic, and political systems committed to our collective repair, justice, and peace.

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